Duncan Finlayson, Architect

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Omaha, Nebraska, ca. 1916-ca. 1920

Virtually nothing is known about Duncan Finlayson. He is listed in building permits as the architect for a school in Omaha, 1916, and as a school building superintendent in Omaha, in 1920. In 1920 he was married to Arabella (?), who was 59 years of age at the time.[3]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the format and contents page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Educational & Professional Associations

1916: architect, Omaha, Nebraska.[1][2]

1920: school building superintendent, Omaha, Nebraska.[3]

Buildings & Projects

Public School Building (1916), 4701 S 25th St, Omaha, Nebraska.[1][2] (DO09:0183-007)


1. Landmarks, Inc., "An Inventory of Historic Omaha Buildings" (Omaha: City of Omaha and Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, 1980), 68.

2. City of Omaha Planning Department, Landmarks Heritage Preservation Commission, Database, Query on Architects, May 20, 2002; courtesy of Lynn Meyer, Preservation Planner.

3. 1920 United States Census, s.v. “Duncan Finlayson,” Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, accessed through "HeritageQuestOnline.com".

Page Citation

D. Murphy, “Duncan Finlayson, Architect,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, December 9, 2014. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 11, 2022.

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